Ryan Kent could be sold by Rangers this month ‘if the price is right’,’ former Gers defender Alan Hutton has claimed.
Kent, who has five goals and six assists in 24 Scottish Premiership matches this season, has yet to sign a new deal at Ibrox and a number of clubs – including Premier League side Leeds United – are said to be monitoring his situation.
Marcelo Bielsa twice tried to sign Kent while the winger was at Liverpool and failed for a third time last summer with Steven Gerrard insisting he would not be sold at any price.
However, Hutton has claimed the club would not turn their nose up at a big-money offer this month – despite admitting Gerrard would love to tie the winger down to a new contract.
Hutton told Football Insider: “You always want to kind of tie your main players down and he definitely is, even though he’s had a little dip in form, I still believe he’s one of the main threats for Rangers.
“You always wonder when a player has an agent change, what the reason is behind it – whether it be looking for a move or whatever but there’s been big offers for him.
“Rangers paid £7million which is massive money for Rangers, let’s not kid ourselves, Leeds had huge interest in him but it didn’t quite work out but again I always go back and say if the price is right, the player will go.
“If he’s playing well and there’s teams sniffing about, Rangers will have their own value on his head and if that’s met this month, then it’s going to happen.
“Rangers are the type of team, like most others, that they are always looking forward, they’re always looking at different options, who can they bring in, so they’ll be quite fluid with it, and they’ll just have to wait and see if an offer does happen.”
Rangers are having a superb season in the Scottish top-flight and lead their fierce rivals Celtic by 20 points as they look to win their first title in ten years.